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44-40169

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

People

  • Evert Bolte

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Stettin on 6/20/44 in B-24 Bottle Baby #4440169 Killed in Action (KIA) KIA

  • Evert Bolte

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

  • Fairce Conner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Stettin on 6/20/44 in B-24 Bottle Baby # 4440169 Killed in Action (KIA) KIA

  • Earl Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

  • George Eatherton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

  • Milton Goodridge

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Stettin on 6/20/44 in B-24 Bottle Baby 44-40169. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Charles Ippolito

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by fighters and crashed into the Baltic Sea near Rugen Island on 6/20/44 in B-24 Bottle Baby' #4440169 Only the pilot survived, he became a Prisoner of War (POW). the target ws a Synthetic Oil Plant at Politz, GR Killed in Action (KIA) ...

  • Charles Ippolito

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

  • Theodore Kossey

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Stettin on 6/20/44 in B-24 Bottle Baby #4440169 Killed in Action (KIA) KIA

  • Theodore Kossey

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

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Missions

  • 350

    11 May 1944

  • 353

    12 May 1944

  • 356

    15 May 1944

  • 367

    24 May 1944

  • 379

    29 May 1944
    Mission #2. The target was an aircraft assembly plant. Flak was exceedingly heavy. We were in the air 7-1/2 hours.

  • 423

    19 June 1944
    Bombed an airfield. Nine hour mission. Shortly after retiring we were called again but mission was called off at briefing room.

  • 425

    20 June 1944
    Bombed an airfield. We were hit by flak; a piece hit Palmer's armor plate and another hit a gas tank. Probriefed in the evening for a big secret mission.

Places

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) Baltic Sea 20 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2016 02:32:44 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://492ndbombgroup.com/cgi-bin/pagepilot.cgi?page=showAircraft&aircra...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7081 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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